Sunday, Aug. 11, the Historic Salem Church in rural Paynesville is hosting the annual Salem Fest beginning at 12:30 p.m. with an old-fashioned pot-luck picnic. This event has a long-standing tradition with friends and former members gathering to enjoy a potluck lunch. Please bring a dish to share and your own plates and utensils. Beverages will be provided.
At 2 p.m., the afternoon program will feature special music from the Bethlehem Church Ensemble, led by Brenda
Handel-Johnson. The group often plays at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church in St. Cloud, and they will be playing and singing some favorite hymns from the past Salem gatherings. All are welcome to join in the afternoon of stories, fellowship, entertainment and hymn singing. The offering will go the Salem Restoration Fund to benefit the continued restoration of the church. After the program, ice cream sundaes will be served.
The 2013 festival of Holy Cross Parish was held Saturday and Sunday, July 13-14.
There was an abundance of food and drink, naturally.
The Old Apostolic Lutheran Church will be having special church services with their Elders from Swedish Lapland at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Thursday, July 25. The church is located just north of Dassel about 1 mile west of Highway 15 at 70647 280th Street, rural Dassel. Everyone is welcome.
The Ostmark Lutheran Churchmen Homemcade Ice Cream Social will be held from 3-7 p.m. Sunday, July 21, at the church at 32721 680th Avenue in Watkins.
They will be serving pie and homemade ice cream, hotdogs, BBQs, lemonade, milk and coffee. Everyone is welcome.
RiverSong Music Festival offers the best in regional grassroots music
Fifteen bands, two stages, a fiddle workshop, musicians’ jam tent, children’s activities, food and beverages, specialty vendors, free parking, and more will come together for RiverSong Music Festival, Friday and Saturday, July 19-20, at Masonic West River Park in Hutchinson, Minn.
Celebrating its fifth year, the two-day all-volunteer-run outdoor festival features the best in regional Americana music with a focus on original songwriting in the genres of blues, folk, indie rock, bluegrass, country, jazz and more.